Couples who are planning a wedding at St. Pius X are to contact Anthony Lavorata at least 9 months before the desired date. Engaged couples are required to complete the pre-marriage preparation program prior to their wedding.
Excerpt from Pope Francis’ message to engaged couples on Valentine’s Day 2014:
“Make [your wedding] a real celebration – because marriage is a celebration – a Christian celebration, not a worldly feast! …What happened in Cana two thousand years ago, happens today at every wedding celebration: that which makes your wedding full and profoundly true will be the presence of the Lord who reveals himself and gives his grace. It is his presence that offers the ‘good wine,’ he is the secret to full joy, that which truly warms the heart.
“…it is good that your wedding be simple and make what is truly important stand out. Some are more concerned with the exterior details, with the banquet, the photographs, the clothes, the flowers… These are important for a celebration, but only if they point to the real reason for your joy: the Lord’s blessing on your love.”